SCAN Health Plan Donates $80,000 to Southern California Nonprofits to Help Feed Seniors in Need
Date Posted: 08/06/2013
(LONG BEACH, Calif. – August 7, 2013) — SCAN Health Plan has awarded a total of $80,000 to five Southern California nonprofit organizations that support senior nutrition. The local donations are part of SCAN’s ongoing commitment to supporting seniors in the communities it serves.
“Community-based organizations throughout the state are dealing with significant financial shortfalls,” said Sherry Stanislaw, SCAN’s general manager in Southern California. “As a senior-focused not-for-profit health plan, we feel strongly about ensuring that critically important resources remain open and available to seniors who rely on them, especially for something as basic as a warm meal.”
The organizations that recently received funding from SCAN are: Age Well Senior Services in Orange County; Food Finders and St. Barnabas Senior Services, both in Los Angeles; Conejo Valley Senior Concerns in Thousand Oaks; and the city of Ventura (Senior Services).
SCAN’s community giving program is focused on helping to meet immediate needs – and close gaps – in community services. Funding is provided to community-based, nonprofit organizations that provide direct services to seniors, particularly those providing basic human needs such as food.
SCAN’s year-round commitment in the community includes not only financial support but hands-on involvement from its 1,000 employees; action-oriented research; and an active commitment to sharing 35 years of geriatric knowledge with seniors, healthcare professionals, caregivers and legislators. Examples of this include the SCAN Van mobile resource center for seniors and caregivers, SCAN’s Trading AgesTM senior sensitivity program, continuing medical education programs offered to local physicians, the SCAN Resource Centers in California, and many other initiatives.
For 35 years SCAN Health Plan has been focusing exclusively on the unique needs of seniors and others on Medicare. The company currently has nearly 145,000 members in California. Further information may be obtained at www.scanhealthplan.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/scanhealthplan.
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